Woman in Grave Condition From Burns at Motel in Chatsworth

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CHATSWORTH (CNS) - A woman is in grave condition with burns suffered Sunday from a fire extinguished by the sprinkler system at a two-story motel in Chatsworth, authorities said.

Another person was evaluated for minor smoke inhalation, treated at the scene and released, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.

Firefighters and paramedics dispatched at 4:30 a.m. to 21902 W. Lassen St. found a fire sprinkler activation in one unit on the second floor, which had put out a fire in the room.

The woman was found with burns and rushed to a hospital in grave condition.

``LAFD fire investigators are responding to attempt to determine the fire's cause," said Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Online directories lists the Sonesta Es Suites Chatsworth at the Lassen Street address where the fire occurred.

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